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A Journal on Heart and Vascular Diseases
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Angiology and Vascular Pathology
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 0,752
Minerva Cardioangiologica 2008 April;56(2):251-54
Telecardiogram: still of matter in the modern cardiac imaging era?
Anselmino M., Castagno D., Chirio C., Biondi-Zoccai G., Grimaldi R., Sheiban I.
Cardiology Unit Department of Medicine University of Turin, Turin, Italy
The modern cardiovascular imaging era has seen the introduction in clinical practice of highly innovative and performing diagnostic features. The negative side of this outstanding evolution risks to be an underassessment of well-established classical diagnostic techniques. Thereby, to support the actual relevance of a properly executed chest X-ray, this article describes two paradigmatic cases of exceptional cardiac abnormalities, in which X-rays played a key diagnostic role.